Hundreds of young authors converged on the Montague Hotel Portlaoise for an Awards Ceremony, where certificates and prizes were handed out by Don Conroy, artist, author and television personality.
Teachers, parents and pupils from across Offaly were among over 1, people who converged on Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea and in The Heritage Hotel Portlaoise recently to celebrate the publication of over 1, books by 1, pupils from thirty two schools in the Midlands in the Write-a-Book project.
This project is co-ordinated by Laois Education Centre in partnership with Laois County Enterprise Board and is one which is enthusiastically received by both pupils and teachers in the many schools in the catchment of Laois Education Centre which provides support to the educational partners in the counties of Laois, parts of Offaly and North Tipperary.
It is a very valuable tool for teachers as it allows students engage in the process of writing which includes planning, drafting, editing, re-drafting, publishing and binding.
When books are completed, they are swapped with those of other schools, so pupils can experience the writings of other similarly aged children. It gives pupils the opportunity to explore different writing genres, allows them examine language and structure and enables them develop techniques and skills and ultimately see their writing valued.
Guest of Honour on the night, Michael Creagh, author, pantomime writer, poet, complimented Laois Education Centre on the very valuable project and commented on the efficient organisation of the project. He said the books were a great compliment to all the teachers, pupils and parents involved and encouraged students to continue writing and not to consider this as a once off activity.
He also said that it was not just the number of books published that was significant; it was the quality of the work of all involved.
Jim thanked his colleagues in the Education Centre particularly Yvonne Nolan who had done enormous work in coordinating and organizing the vast quantity of entries. He thanked Laois County Enterprise Board for their continued support of the project and also thanked the teachers and principals who supported their pupils, read other class books and helped with recommending merit and highly commended awards.
He also thanked the pupils and their family members and had a special word of thanks for the representatives of the Laois Education Centre Management.
Finally Michael Creagh was thanked for his very significant contribution to the success of the evening.In welcoming everybody to the Awards Night, Jim Enright, Director of Laois Education Centre said the Write-a-Book project is one of the most exciting and rewarding .
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The Write-a-Book awards will take place in The Heritage Hotel Portlaosie on Wednesday 1st June at 7pm. A few months ago, I promised some nice people in New York that I would, sometime very soon, write a book. Since then, I have: Called my mom rejoicing.